Viera Cast

Panasonic said Thursday that Netflix functionality has been added to its Viera Cast suite, which is available on Viera TVs and Blu-ray players.

Dealerscope: In this economic climate, what are the bright spots for the A/V community? Perry: Interestingly enough, historically speaking, when the economy starts to slow down and consumers start changing their behavior, one of the behaviors they don’t change is how many televisions they purchase. When consumers are in a crunch—and today consumers are very concerned about gas prices—they tend to drive less. Instead of traveling away, they’re staying closer to home. And what we’re seeing is that consumers are still buying TVs and they’re buying them almost at exactly the same rate. For some consumers whose budgets are a little tighter, they may

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